Experience the wonders of life and nature in each of our beautifully designed exhibits and habitats.

Use our North Building Map link to help you navigate your visit. You can learn more about each of our spectacular exhibits and some of the animals you might encounter by clicking the VISIT buttons below. Please note: Some interactive exhibits contain magnets that may interfere with pacemakers, ICDs, and other implanted devices.

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Wetlands & Watershed

Experience the diversity of life vital to regional wetlands and learn about the far-reaching importance of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Wetlands & Watershed
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Restless Planet

Find habitats and wildlife from Africa and as far away as southeast Asia's "Ring of Fire," where volcanic activity continues to shape the landscape.

Restless Planet
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Offshore Gallery

Find the amazing diversity of life that inhabits cold ocean waters and the waters just offshore.

Offshore Gallery
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Shark Exhibits

Visit our resident renowned predators of the ocean and learn what other animals live in harmony with them.

Shark Exhibits
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Sea Turtle Exhibits

Sea turtles are one of the most endangered marine animals, and saving them is our mission! Come visit our resident ambassadors.

Sea Turtle Exhibits
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Chesapeake Bay

Experience the beauty and variety of life thriving in the Chesapeake Bay and along our local shores.

Chesapeake Bay

Stranding Response Exhibit

Learn about the important work of our nationally recognized Stranding Response Program. We invite you also to visit the program page on our website.

STRANDING RESPONSE

Harbor Seal Exhibit

Don't miss the Harbor Seal Exhibit located just outside our North Building entrance. You might even catch our handlers out working with them!

LEARN About the Harbor Seal